Wider Horizons Service
Wider Horizons for You and Yours. Those with good memories and a long association with WHYY may recognize WHYY's call letters as an acronym. Today, Wider Horizons is an innovative multimedia service that blends TV, radio, the Web and community partnerships to help people think creatively about later life and to navigate life transitions and the challenges of healthcare and caregiving.
The Wider Horizons service is designed for baby boomers planning their retirement or a new career; retirees; children of aging parents; people who are homebound; and everyone interested in living a satisfying life enriched by intellectual stimulation, lifelong learning and a continuing connection to the people, places and things they love.
This past fiscal year, WHYY's Wider Horizons Service continued to realize its goals through:
Wider Horizons was recognized through national and regional awards for its programming and collaborative work with its Caring Community coalition:
As we move forward, Wider Horizons will expand its focus to quality of healthcare. WHYY and Caring Community were awarded a second round Sound Partners for Community Health grant by the Benton Foundation, funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to explore the role of the arts and humanities in improving communication between patient, family and healthcare team through Circle of Care. Next spring, Wider Horizons will host community discussions around the national PBS series Remaking American Medicine.
WHYY and its Coming of Age partners will also launch a new Web site to connect baby boomers and retirees with civic engagement opportunities, and Wider Horizons will continue to pilot customized TV services at adult communities in the region.
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Caregiver Florence Collins shoots a home video of her husband Russell (left) with son-in law Steven Everett. WHYY's award-winning production, Circle of Love: Living with Alzheimer's, combines intimate video diaries with scenes taped by WHYY to chronicle the daily struggles and joys caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease.
Delaware resident Florence Collins shares her thoughts about the demands of being a full-time caregiver for her husband, Russell, who suffers from Alzheimer's-related dementia. Watch this clip from WHYY's award-winning production, Circle of Love: Living with Alzheimer's. »